The University of Auckland Gavin and Susan Walker Postgraduate Scholarship in Dance Studies

Applications for the Postgraduate Scholarship in Dance Studies, supported by Gavin and Susan Walker, are now being accepted at the University of Auckland. This grant program’s major goal is to help master’s students at Waipapa Taumata Rau | the University of Auckland do dance studies research.

Talented students with Pacific descent from abroad or who are New Zealand citizens or permanent residents are encouraged to apply. Each chosen student will receive $7,000 for a year’s worth of academic support.

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Application Deadline: 11 April 2024 11:59 PM

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: University of Auckland
  • Department: NA
  • Course Level: Postgraduate
  • Award: $7,000
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Number of Awards: 2
  • Nationality: Domestic and International
  • The award can be taken in New Zealand


  • Eligible Countries: New Zealand and Pacific Island ancestry.
  • Pacific students are defined as students who are of indigenous Pacific descent from any of the following islands: Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Cook Islands, Niue, Tokelau, Fiji, Rotuma, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Kiribati, Tuvalu, Palau, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Wallis and Futuna, Hawaii, French Polynesia, Rapanui (Easter Island).
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: The scholarship will be awarded for postgraduate programs in Dance Studies
  • Admissible Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following criteria:
  • A citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand, or an international student of Pacific Island ancestry
  • An applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand, or an international student of Pacific Island ancestry
  • An applicant must be enrolled full-time in a postgraduate program in Dance Studies at Waipapa Taumata Rau | University of Auckland, and
  • An applicant must be undertaking research on a topic related to dance within diverse social groups. A grade point average (GPA) or grade point equivalent (GPE) of at least 6.00 (5.50 for M?ori and Pacific candidates) in the applicant’s most recent qualifying program is required for scholarship consideration.

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: Applicants must click on the “Apply now” and complete the online application form for the Gavin and Susan Walker
  • Supporting Documents: Applicants must submit all the following documents:
  • A reference or endorsement is required to support the application.
  • Evidence of candidates’ name, date of birth, name changes, citizenship or residency: Birth Certificate, or Relevant pages of your passport, or Citizenship Certificate. Identity documents must be correctly certified before submitting online.
  • Evidence of prior study: official academic transcript, official program completion certificate, mark sheets, relevant course outlines
  • Evidence of English language proficiency: IELTS or TOEFL or equivalent.
  • Additional documents: supplementary forms, interviews, portfolios or auditions.
  • Admission RequirementsTo apply for a scholarship, applicants must either be current students of the University of Auckland or have recently applied for admission to the University of Auckland. To apply for admission click here.
  • Language Requirement: International applicants or domestic applicants whose first language is not English need to meet English language requirements. For more information, see the postgraduate English language requirements.


Two Scholarships will be awarded annually for a period of one year and will be of the value of $7,000 each.


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